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The Evening Brief: Aug. 7, 2012

Ted Cruz at the JW Marriott hotel in Houston on May 29, 2012.
Ted Cruz at the JW Marriott hotel in Houston on May 29, 2012.

Your evening reading: Cruz, teaming with Romney, says Obama wants to keep poor people "trapped in dependency"; Steinbeck's son jumps into Texas death penalty debate; family physicians group endorses Davis

The Evening Brief: Aug. 3, 2012

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst on July 31, 2012, in Houston addressing the crowd at a watch party following the announcement that he lost the U.S. Senate runoff to Ted Cruz.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst on July 31, 2012, in Houston addressing the crowd at a watch party following the announcement that he lost the U.S. Senate runoff to Ted Cruz.

Your evening reading: after loss, Dewhurst says he'll do things "different"; federal government announces details on deportation deferrals; state's high school graduation rate hits record high

The Evening Brief: Aug. 2, 2012

Vote sign outside of Pan AM Recreation Center in Austin, TX on July 31, 2012.
Vote sign outside of Pan AM Recreation Center in Austin, TX on July 31, 2012.

Your evening reading: state says two counties that skipped runoffs violated election code; Rubio "excited" about comparisons to Cruz; re-examining the FLDS Eldorado raid

The Brief: Aug. 2, 2012

Ted Cruz supporters at his election night watch party in Houston on July 31, 2012.
Ted Cruz supporters at his election night watch party in Houston on July 31, 2012.

With the fervor over Ted Cruz's primary victory starting to settle, talk has turned to what to expect from him in Washington.

The Evening Brief: Aug. 1, 2012

Adviser Jason Johnson (right) helped former Solicitor General Ted Cruz rise from underdog to champion in the 2012 Republican U.S. Senate primary.
Adviser Jason Johnson (right) helped former Solicitor General Ted Cruz rise from underdog to champion in the 2012 Republican U.S. Senate primary.

Your evening reading: deciphering Cruz's victory; Sadler nabs a sliver of the spotlight; Chick-fil-A "appreciation day" draws crowds in Texas

The Brief: Aug. 1, 2012

Republican Senate candidate Ted Cruz greets supporters outside a polling station in Houston, Tuesday, July 31, 2012.
Republican Senate candidate Ted Cruz greets supporters outside a polling station in Houston, Tuesday, July 31, 2012.

A stunner of an end to a months-long electoral slog has turned Ted Cruz into Texas' newest political celebrity.

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